Why not make some of these yummy cupcakes together as a family and then enjoy the results of your efforts.
You will need:
170g (6 oz) butter or margarine
170g (6 oz) sugar
170g (6 oz) self-raising flour
Sweets to decorate such as M&M's, jelly sweets or smarties
Method:Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Line a muffin tin with paper cases.
Cream together margarine and sugar until it looks light and fluffy, add eggs one at a time, beating them continuously until they disappear, then sift in the flour and mix all together gently.
Spoon mixture into prepared muffin tin lined with cupcake cases. Bake for 20 minutes (dependant on cake size) until golden brown.
You know they are cooked properly when a skewer popped into the middle comes out clean. The adult in the group can do this.
Pop out the cakes from the tray and cool on a wire rack.
Melt chocolate either in a bowl suspended over a pan of simmering water, or in the microwave at 30 second intervals.
Drizzle melted chocolate on top of cupcakes and decorate with sweets of you choice.
You will need to leave the chocolate to set for a while until you can enjoy them.
200g plain chocolate